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Robbie Lesiuk

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About Robbie

I am a solo guitarist and singer with a folky, fingerpicking style, performing music from the 50s to the present day.
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Singing guitarist
Glasgow
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Over twenty years of experience in the music industry has seen Robbie perform all over the UK as a multi-instrumentalist, from Lerwick to Brighton. As a recording engineer he has produced critically acclaimed records for musician and film-maker Adam Stafford amongst others. His own debut solo album was warmly received when released in late 2013. He currently performs mainly as a solo guitarist and singer. His style stems mainly from a gently, folky, fingerpicking technique, but he has wide repertoire to suit many different venues and events.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Folk rock, Originals, Acoustic, Pop, Soul, Covers, Alternative rock, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Live looping
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Song list

This is not a complete list of everything I can play, but it’s a good idea of what might be in a typical set list. I am always happy to include any specific songs you might want for your event.
Aztec Camera - Somewhere In My Heart
The Beatles - Norwegian Wood, Help
Big Star - Thirteen
Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
The Bluetones - Marblehead Johnson
Bob Dylan - Don’t Think Twice, Girl Of The North Country
Bobby Troup - Route 66
Cat Stevens - Wild World
The Commodores - Easy Like Sunday Morning
CCR - Lodi
Crowded House - Weather With You
Damian Rice - Cannonball
David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes, Heroes
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Dougie Maclean - Caledonia
The Eagles - Take it Easy, Peaceful Easy Feeling
Ed Sheeran - The A Team
Elliott Smith - Baby Britain, Waltz #3
The Everly Brother - Bye Bye Love
Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
Fleetwood Mac - Landslide, Dreams
Foo Fighters - Times Like These, Everlong
George Ezra - Budapest, Shotgun
Iron and Wine - Naked As We Came
The Jam - That’s Entertainment
John Martin - Over The Hill, May You Never
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
The Lumineers - Ho Hey
The Monkees - What Am I Doing Hanging Round
Neil Young - Heart of Gold, Harvest Moon
Nick Drake - River Man, Things Behind The Sun
Noah Gunderson - Isaiah
Oasis - Don’t Look Back In Anger, Wonder wall
Paolo Nutini - Candy, New Shoes
Paul Simon - Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard, Still Crazy After All These Years
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
Phantom Planet - California
Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
Prefab Sprout - The King of Rock And Roll
The Proclaimers - I’m On My Way
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love, I Want To Break Fred
Radiohead - Karma Police
Ray LaMontange - Jolene, Trouble
Rod Stewart - Maggie May, Handbags and Gladrags
Sam Cooke - (What a) Wonderful World
Simon and Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson, The Boxer
Smokey Robinson - I Second That Emotion
Spencer Davis Group - Keep I’m Running
Steeler’s Wheel - Stuck In The Middle
Stereophonics - Local Boy In The Photograph, Dakota
Stevie Wonder - Superstitiom
Steve Milled Band - The Joker
Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
Tom Petty - I Won’t Back Down, Freefallin’
Tom Waits - I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You
Traditional - Nine Pound Hammer, You Are My Sunshine
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl, Crazy Love
The Waterboys - Fisherman’s Blues
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Small changes in timing shouldn’t be a problem. Just let me know about any changes and I’ll do my best to make sure things run smoothly.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I am happy to play music through my PA system before and between sets, but please let me know in advance so I bring the correct cables. Music after my set is possible, but would likely incite an extra charge.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually I need only 15-20 minutes from arrival to be ready to play. This might increase depending on venue access and distance to parking areas for loading.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

I tend not to work from a specific setlist and always try to choose the songs I play from the reaction in the room. I am always happy to incorporate any specific songs you need for the event and take requests on the night whenever possible.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. I am alway self contained in terms of instruments and equipment needed. Should the venue have an in house system that they prefer me to use, I am happy to liaise with them to make sure we have everything needed to make the night work.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Of course. I am happy to learn pretty much anything, given enough advance warning. There may be some songs I can’t play, perhaps due to the original being sung way out of my range or having an arrangement that will not work well in solo acoustic guitar. I’ll always do my best to make it work or find and suggest great alternatives.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I am often complemented on my choice of songs and being able to set the right mood.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Too many to mention. I have performed all over the UK in all kinds of places, from regular music venues to country homes, converted churches, outdoor festivals, big stages and small. I have enough experience to cope with performing pretty much anywhere.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I am very influenced by guitar-driven folk players like John Martin, Bert Jansch or Nick Drake. I listen to a wide variety of music though and am happy to try my hand at anything.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I have had performances recorded for BBC television and performed live on radio.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350

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Elliot M, 1 year ago

Robbie was excellent! His music complimented our evening perfectly and all of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed his performance. We would highly, highly recommend Robbie for your event!

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Keith E, 1 year ago

Rob was excellent, his musicianship is first class. He played at a BBQ the night before our wedding and the feedback we had from our guests was very positive. I'd have no hesitation in recommending him.

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Fergus A, 3 years ago

Great job playing tonight. You read the vibe well to set a glorious ambience! Good volume, pitch perfect singing and nice guitaring. Love your style, thanks!

Ross M, 3 years ago

I love listening to Robbie, I see why comparisons get made with John Martyn as his acoustic playing is top class and is my own opinion the most accomplished acoustic player in the area.